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Building Connections: Connecting Legal Writing to the Broader Curriculum, the Bar Exam, Practice & Beyond

This conference will highlight the connections legal writing has throughout legal education and practice. It will answer questions like: How can law schools integrate legal writing with academic support and/or bar support? What data can be derived from legal writing to inform decisions about bar preparation efforts? How to connect legal writing to practice for law students? What can instructors do to help students better connect with our instruction?


lgi conf speakers


8:30 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 a.m.

Keeping It Real: Moving Beyond Simulations and Hypotheticals to Teach Legal Skills
Margaret Hahn-DuPont, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Baby Stepping: Slowing the Pace for Today's Legal Writing Students
Laura Graham, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC

10:20 a.m.      


10:40 a.m.

Delighting in the Details: Connecting Legal Writing to Document Drafting in Clinic
Donna Harkness, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, TN

Do As I Say and As I Do
Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:20 p.m.

Building the Bridge: Strategies for an Integrated Legal Writing, Academic Support and Bar Preparation Program
Mary Largent Purvis, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, MS

The LRW Classroom and Student Bar Passage Rates: Can student success in the former predict student success in the latter?
Ila J. Klion & Raul Ruiz, Florida International University School of Law, Miami, FL

2:40 p.m.  Break
3:00 p.m.

LRW and ASP Unite: Reading, Writing, and the Student Success Continuum
Sara Berman, AccessLex, Washington, DC

Any Questions????? The Trouble with Vague Prompts
Deborah Borman, UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law,
Little Rock, AR

4:20 p.m.



Workshop Date & Location

Friday, December 13, 2019

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
1 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Hotel Information

Courtyard Marriott Memphis - Downtown

75 Jefferson Ave.

Memphis, TN 38103

Reserve your room now by clicking here. Book at the conference rate of $129 per night until Nov. 13. 

Transportation Information

Memphis International Airport
GPS: 2491 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38116

Taxi, Lyft, Uber – Paid parking is available nearby.

Conference Contact Information

DeShun Harris: dharris@memphis.edu, 901-678-5070.
Jodi Wilson: jlwlson2@memphis.edu, 901-678-5730.